It's a year of rebuilding, please stand by as we pause membership and organizational operations. online certification remains open and available as well as general member resources.
To promote the Professional Bicycle Mechanic©:
We are educating the public, the industry, and the sport about the importance of a well-trained and experienced bicycle mechanic to facilitate the enjoyment, safety, and profitability of the sport. We will celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of all mechanics for the greater good of the trade
To advocate for the Professional Bicycle Mechanic©:
We are communicating with Owners, Manufacturers, and Teams about the value and need for a qualified bicycle mechanic, and we are working on a pathway to develop future bicycle mechanics. We are working with the established cycling community to evolve the image of the bicycle mechanic into a professional expert.
To develop the Professional Bicycle Mechanic©:
We are educating, and building upon the education of, bicycle mechanics. Whether a mechanic's trade application is race, shop or industry, we aspire to keep their skills valuable and relevant. We are working alongside the existing educational institutions to provide a codified system, by which mechanics can become Recognized Professionals.
The PBMA was founded in 2016 and is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation. Since inception, the PBMA has hosted Professional Technical Training Seminars and helped to improve the image, reputation, and compensation of Professional Bicycle Mechanics around the world.
grants and funding
In 2020 the PBMA raised $27,000 in response to the racial inequity facing Americans. These funds are being used in 2021 to send 8 people representing Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color to a technical training of their choosing.
The PBMA Diversity Fund provides financial assistance with travel, tuition, lodging or meals while attending an educational program or event to people of underserved minority groups.
The PBMA General Assistance Fund provides financial assistance with travel, tuition, lodging or meals while attending an educational program or event.
The PBMA Hardship Fund provides financial assistance to PBMA Members or their families in the event of an unforeseen accident or injury.
If you believe you qualify and would like to see what assistance is currently available, please email any PBMA Board Member to get the process started.
PBMA Board of directors
PBMA is organized, managed and operated by a volunteer board of directors
Past Board Members
Park Tool Company
Appalachian Bicycle Institute
United Bicycle Institute